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Salt Lake County To Cut Water Usage By 5% Across All Facilities


Due to a statewide drought, Salt Lake County is aiming to reduce water usage by a minimum of 5% across its 159 facilities, according to a news release.Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson said water conservation is “critical to the well-being of our community as we grow and adapt to the changes our landscape faces.” It is estimated the reduction in water usage will save more than 43 million gallons of water through May and October in 2021.


The county is encouraging its residents to find little ways they can reduce their water use by 5%. According to the release, if 25% of residents conserved 5% of their typical water use, Salt Lake County could collectively save more than 2 million gallons per day.

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